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Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
one another. live in the studio, brian kuebler, abc 2 news. >>> maryland state police are looking into a kidnapping and assault case in harford county. the suspect a registered sex offender. troopers say just before midnight last night, they were called to the 7-eleven on abingdon road for an assault. they found a woman bruised and bleeding, apparently paul girard johnson, junior of bel air had that woman in his car and wouldn't let her out, threatening her with a knife near the 7-eleven. she tried to escape, but he grabbed her by her clothing, dragging alongside the car. he then apparently let her go. johnson has been taken into custody hand has been charged. >>> a registered sex offender is charged with visiting thurmont school without permission. most of the suspected violations by steve yingling were to drop off or pick up his son at lewis ton elementary. he pleaded guilty to second degree sex offense. >>> police need help tracking down two robbery suspects. a woman told police she was in her car to a drive-through atm when two men came up top her. it happened at the bank of a
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
hager, abc 2 news. >> anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to call the baltimore county police department at 410-307-46- 2020, or metro crimestoppers at 1-866-7-lock-up. >>> tributes continue to pour in tonight for senator ted kennedy. the last surviving brother of a political dynasty died at his home on cape cod after battling brain cancer. terry joins us now with reaction from local lawmakers. >> reporter: marybeth, president barack obama says an important chapter in the country's history has ended. many are hailing ted kennedy tonight as the greatest united states senator of our time. he is being remembered as a champion for the poor, senior citizens, and health care for all americans. and maryland senator barbara mikulski says senator kennedy was a fierce add for equality, who changed the world for the better. kennedy was 77 and served some 46 years. flags at the world trade center in downtown baltimore are at half-staff in memory of kennedy. >> making sure that this country is open to justice and equality for all people. he really was a voice, in so
ABC
Aug 19, 2009 6:00pm EDT
all, and asked for very little in return. in baltimore county, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> and if you have any information about the crash, you're asked to call baltimore county police at 410-307-2020. >>> community leaders respond to an alleged hate crime. the brutal beating of an elderly man. police say 28-year-old calvin lockner and at least two other white men beat 76-year-old james privett tuesday night. privett and his wife were fishing at fort armistead park in south baltimore. police say lockner and the others shouted racial slurs as they knocked privett to the ground and beat him with a bat. investigators say lockner's nickname is hitler, and that he bears tattoos linking him with white supremacist groups. today the mayor and other civic leaders condemned what happened. >> we all have to speak out and speak up, and say it is not acceptable in our community. and we must stand together in opposing this kind of act going on. >> the nickname of the individual that is in custody is hitler. so he glorified in that. and we cannot continue to glorify that. >> the victim remains hospi
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, abc 2 news. >> critics say most of the proposed legislation, get tough measures fail in annapolis and committees dominated by public defenders and defense attorneys. and harbor place issued this statement statement. the safety and well-being of our shoppers, retailers and employees remain our top concern at harbor place and the gallery. the center continues to work closely with the baltimore city police department, and constantly evaluates our safety procedures. >>> we want your two cents. what do you think needs to be changed to make the inner harbor safer? to share your comments log on to anson 2 news.com and look on the right side of our home page. >>> police are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting, or stabbing rather in college park. it did not involve students. it happened just before 4:00 this morning at a 7-eleven in the 8900 block of rhode island avenue. terry joins us with details on what happened. >> reporter: marybeth, police got a call about two men lying in a parking lot. they were flown to a nearby hospital, where one of them died. investigators believe the w
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
boyfriend from the timonium light rail station last year. abc 2 news jeff hager reports, the defendant claims he is innocent, but his own words convicted him. >> reporter: the distraught mother of 23-year-old kiheem taylor emerged from the courthouse claiming his innocence. >> he is not no perfect team, hard headed at times, but i believe he is innocent. i don't see him doing nothing like this. >> reporter: neither the teenaged boy locked inside the car's trunk nor the 18-year-old girl raped and forced to do other sexual acts over a two- hour period actually saw taylor's face that october night either. he was wearing a mask. but then a recorded telephone call from the detention center, taylor would break the case wide open. everyone knew that this crime was callous and heinous. the victims gave us that. the question was who was the masked man, and the defendant when he made that phone call admitted he was the masked man. >> reporter: in a call to a friend, taylor said, quote, man, if brian wore a mask, we wouldn't be in none of this. he went on the say since he didn't ejaculate inside
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 5:00pm EDT
in the studio, brian kuebler, abc 2 news. >>> it was another violate weekend in baltimore city. on saturday, a teenager was stabbed to death on north paca street. on sunday someone shot and killed an 18-year-old on allendale street. and a man was shot near the edgewood lyndhurst recreation center. someone walked into an auto store on saturday and shot a man in the back of the head. he is in critical condition tonight. there is no word on the suspect. today in west baltimore, a rally to help make our streets safer. >> realize that anger is a problem. and senseless anger is even worse. so what we are doing is saying that there is an alternative, and that alternative comes through god. >> the west baltimore coalition held the rally. a neighborhood vigil is planned for saturday. >>> police say they have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened last month. authorities say 30-year-old michael conum is accused of shooting and killing marcus sanchez. it happened in southeast baltimore. >>> a carbon monoxide leak at a baltimore county apartment complex sent ten people to the hospital to
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 6:17pm EDT
visions, out-of- body experiences. >> it's amazing to me how they can sell this stuff. >> reporter: abc 2 news found it sold online. but you can also find it in stores. signs are on the front door and store employees are ready to talk about it as undercover cameras watched and listened. >> can you explain it? it makes your body go to a different place. >> reporter: salvia is smoked or chewed for the high. and the instructions say it's a tool for self-discovery. but these store clerks warn that they had heard stories about bad trips. >> one time and was running down the block like running two blocks down the road. thought an that continue da anaconda was chasing him. >> reporter: including schizophrenia, flashbacks. but no federal laws regulate. this. >> it's just not something that comes to the attention of law enforcement very often. oftentimes and maybe the poison control center and hospitals that first hear about this. >> reporter: louisiana has banned salvia, and several other states have proposed laws to control the herb. but there is no law against using or possessing salvia here
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
randallstown, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> police are withholding the suspect's name, but they say she an 18-year-old baltimore man who is currently listed in serious condition at shock trauma. she expected to face charges, including manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and auto theft. >>> charges will not be filed in the deaths of two teenagers hit by a light rail train near lutherville last month. police say they finished their investigation, and they found no evidence that anything criminal happened. conner peterson and kyle wankmiller were walking on the tracks near the lutherville station when they were hit from behind. baltimore county police say they have no reason to believe the driver did anything wrong. >> you know, the driver said he didn't see them. there are some environmental issues that also took place in this investigation, such that detectives, you know, looked at -- the officers saw under the sunlight at that time of day, at that turn in the tracks and where those tracks were, exactly what the operator would have seen. >> police say they checked the cell phone records of
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. michael jackson was 50 years old. delia goncalves, abc 2 news. >> and we'll bring you the latest on the investigation into mack's death tonight at 11. and when we're not on the air you always log on the our website, abc2news.com for up-to- the-minute information. >>> students return to class at a number of public schools in maryland today. yet questions remain over how parents will protect them against the h1n1 virus. the trial continues but there at this point there is no available vac for the swine flu. how the state is preparing for worst. >> reporter: on the very day that many maryland students are returning to school, the state announced a 7th death tied to the h1n1 virus in a d.c. suburb. parents are growing anxious over the lack of information on how they're supposed to protect their children. >> absolutely nothing about it. that's why i'm waiting until school starts to find out about it. >> i don't know if they're going to do vaccines in the school or having all the children go to the local health department. >> reporter: trials on children began last week, but the timetable
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
someone to the senate seat. t.j. winick, abc 2 news reporting. now back to you. >> and joining us on the phone is our senior senator from maryland, senator barbara mikulski. senator, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us tonight. >> marybeth, this is a very sad day for our country. senator kennedy certainly was a champion for those who were left out, didn't have a voice, but also for the middle class. he was a big believer in expanding opportunity in education and health care, and was one of the founding fathers of medicare. so a great loss for our country. >> senator mikulski, you have worked side by side with senator kennedy for more than 20 years. what are some of your personal memories of him? >> first of all, what i so admired ted was his wit, his warmth, his jokes. you would appreciate that we always had friendly arguments. he was a -- he liked his lobsters and clams, i like my steamed crabs, and in fact, i even brought him to baltimore and we ate at one of our crab houses. and he had to admit we had a lot of delicacies. we also worked so hard on legislation. and very
ABC
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
remain at large right now. police have not identified them. roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> as you might imagine, this attack has outraged people across the city. the baltimore branch of the naacp is holding a news conference on this morning's attack. abc 2 news delia goncalves will have a live report on abc 2 news at 6. >>> at a time when many teenagers are preparing to return to the classroom, a 15- year-old edge wide boy is locked up in a jail cell after allegedly trying to murder his stepfather. tonight abc 2 news jeff hager has more on what may have sparked the latest incident of violence against a parent. >> instant photos, hamming it up with his sister, 15-year-old stan smith, junior looks like your average teen, not a kid capable of an adult-sized crime, attempted murder. >> i've known him for eight years. he is not the type of person. >> reporter: smith's friend jessica says stan may have stopped one day last month when he pick upped a baseball bat, approached his stepfather when he was working on the lawn, and proceeded to strike at least twice, breaking lonnie's hand in
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:49pm EDT
alfonsi, abc news, new york. >>> and when we come back, the public and private sides of ted kennedy. attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix, protection that helps save lives. if you have a stomach ulcer or other condition that causes bleeding you should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines including aspirin may increase bleeding risk, tell your doctor before planning surgery or taking aspirin or other medicines with plavix, especially if you've had a stroke. some medicines that are used to treat heartburn or stomach ulcers, like prilosec, may affect how plavix works, so tell your doctor if you are taking other medicines. if fever, unexplain
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 5:30pm EDT
obama said of kennedy's passing, an important chapter in the country's history has ended. abc's lindsey davis has more on the outpouring of grief. >> reporter: history books also account for his political prowess. the condolence books are for the people he touched. >> i really can't even put into words what he -- what he has done for us. >> reporter: during his 46-year career in the senate, landmark legislation from civil rights to health care to education had his fingerprints all over it. >> ideas, and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives. >> reporter: republicans orrin hatch and john mccain were among the first to extend their notes of sympathy to his family. >> so many of his foes embrace him. because they know he made them bigger. he made them more graceful. by the way in which he conducted himself. >> reporter: but his life was not without controversy. >> he has had his problems, but he also did a lot more good i guess than bad. >> reporter: in 1969, he drove his car off a bridge in chappaquiddick, killing campaign worker mary jo kopechne.
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. reporter: abc 2 news. >>>police arrested two other suspects in the racially motivated beating of an elderly man earlier this week. 16-year-old zachary watson and 17-year-old emanuel miller were arrested in the beating of james privott. they used tips from the community to find these remaining suspects. lockner was arrested shortly after the beating and theft to the victim's suv. lockner is charged with a hate crime. the teens will not be though. >>they are being charged for assault. both of them are being charged with attempted first degree murder, and charges related to the theft of the vehicle. bail for lockner was denied. the teens will appear for their bail review tomorrow. >>>ten people were taken to the hospital for evaluation after a carbon monoxide incident at a baltimore county warehouse. it happened just before noon at the case mace packing warehouse on the yellow brick road in roseville. carbon monoxide likely bltd up from the propane fueled forklifts being operated inside. workers say they were feeling dizzy and lightheaded. >>>police are searching for the p earn who sho
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 6:00pm EDT
of the pros and cons of the president's health care plan. christian schaffer, abc 2 news. >> pretty incredible to sow that many people out there in the heat. we caught up with senator cardin during a visit to baltimore's healthy start program he says there have been violent outbursts across the country. he is sure marylanders will keep their comments respectful. >> the vast majority of the people who want to attend town hall meetings, they want to get their points across and they want to get information. but there are a few who will try to disrupt it, and that's unfortunate because they take away from the rights of the majority. >> tonight's town hall will be moderated, and the senator says despite rumors, they will not be screening questions beforehand. >>> the first nationwide vaccine trials of the h1n1 virus got started today at the university of maryland school of medicine. a total of 400 adults and seniors will get the vaccination. abc 2 news kelly swoope was there today as the first volunteers went through. kelly? >> reporter: marybeth, 67 adults were scheduled to go through t
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
approach him. jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> police say once captured, the convicted thief will face new charges, including attempted first-degree murder, assault of a law enforcement officer, and escape. the deputy is in stable condition, undergoing tests at johns hopkins medical center. >>> now to the latest on the car crash involving olympic champion michael phelps. baltimore police say the other driver was at fault. they say a woman driving a honda ran a red light and crashed into phelps' cadillac escalade. it all happened at the intersection of biddle and calvert streets about 9:00 last night. phelps was not hurt, although the woman driving the other car was taken to the hospital as a precaution. police say alcohol was not a factor in that crash. >>> a former howard county postal clerk has pleaded guilty to a stamp theft scheme. prosecutors say it netted more than $600,000. many of those stolen stamps were sold online at discount prices. marvin foster of rosedale pleaded guilty in federal court for stealing the stamps between june of 2008 and march of this year. he faces up to five
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
themselves needing help for the first time ever. in howard county, roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> if you would like more information about the howard county food bank, you can call them there is the number. it's 410-313-6440. >>> well, maryland's legislative leaders have announced a furlough plan to help cut costs. senate president mike miller and house speaker michael bush say legislative offices will close for five days around holiday weekends. also, there could be additional furlough days, up to 5, based on your sal rift about 633 maryland general assembly and department of legislative services employees are affected. the plan is expected to save just over a million dollars. >>> tropical storm danny continues churning out in the atlantic. and it's actually lost some power. danny's winds right now are down to 50 miles an hour. but the national hurricane center still is looking at danny turning northward, staying away from the united states, just brushing the outer banks of north carolina. basically, we will see some heavy surf out of it and some riptides, no no real dead-on
ABC
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
she serves. details on that more at 6:00. kelly swoope, abc 2 news. >>> another shooting left a 20- year-old man dead in east baltimore last night. police found the man in the 1400 block of lakewood just after 11 p.m. he had been shot in the head. police have no motives or suspects. >> if you're over 65 and you've got too many diseases, we're not going to cover you. >> where do you get your information from? a psychiatric ward? >> another town hall meeting in maryland, and massive crowds followed again, willing and eager to speak their mind. maryland senator ben cardin got another earful today on the proposals to reform the nation's health care system. it was cardin's second town hall meeting of the week, this one in hagerstown. terry owens is here with the story. >> reporter: marybeth, supporters and opponents lined up outside the hagueerstown theater and once again tempers flared over limited access to the meeting. take a look. this was the scene. the health care town hall meeting was held in the theater that seats about 500 people. that meant that at least that many were left ou
ABC
Aug 1, 2009 6:30pm EDT
suggest the economic crisis may be easing. abc's john cochran reports. >> reporter: the bulls are loose on wall street. the dow closed with the best month in nearly seven years. the nasdaq hasn't had a jewel this good since 1997. >> you have to remember, you can get double digit returns when you are coming from such a low point, so the move is exceptional but it's in the face of double digit downward moves that we had prior. >> reporter: but could this still be a signal that the worst of the recession is over? the latest economic analysis from washington shows a 1% negative growth rate for the country, much less than was feared. many economists are now looking for growth in the second half of this year. though the forecast is for a slow and jobless recovery. >> we're probably in recovery. if we are it's post modern. it feels like a recession to most people. >> reporter: even as washington is preoccupied with passing a health care bill, president obama is giving signals he would be making more economic news in the near future. >> even as we rescued this economy, we must work to rebuild i
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the inner harbor, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> and here is part of a statement sent out by harbor place. the safety and well-being of our shopper, retailers and employees remain our top concern at harbor place and the gallery. the center continues to work closely with the baltimore city police department, and constantly evaluate our safety procedures. >>> and coming up on abc 2 news at 6, we'll take a look at why some local leaders are tracing the violence at the inner hasher to a failure to get tough on gangs and guns in annapolis. and we want your two cents in your opinion. what needs to change to make the inner harbor safer there is always room for your two cents on abc2news.com. >>> one man is dead and another hospitalized after a stabbing in college park near the university of maryland campus. the incident did not involve students. it happened just before 4:00 this morning at a 7-eleven in the 8900 block of rhode island avenue. abc 2 news terry owens joins us with details. >> reporter: marybeth, when police arrived, they found two men lying in the parking lot, both had been s
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 5:30pm EDT
customers. abc 2 news sherrie johnson takes a look. >> reporter: the market house sits in the heart of annapolis, not too far from the city docks. this 220-year-old historic landmark provides a gathering and shopping place for those visiting the city. >> would you like a bag? >> reporter: but in the last few years, the market house has struggled with different businesses that came and went. today after plenty of hard work by the community and others, new businesses have moved in, and the market house ready for a new day. >> it looks and feels much more like a public market, which has always been a center for the community coming together. and meeting and conversing and talking and spreading the gossip of the town. >> reporter: there are so many things for everyone, from pastries to flowers, vegetables, and artwork. anything to meet the needs of the public. >> fast food emporium really doesn't work. it doesn't fit. it doesn't lend itself to the notion that this is a gathering place, or a welcoming place for people. and so what needs to happen is that the interior is going to be redes
ABC
Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
shooting of one of the suspects. in anne arundel county, brian kuebler, abc 2 news. >> and if you know anything than woman in the surveillance photo, you're urged to call metro crimestoppers at 1-866-7- lock-up. >>> a shooting this afternoon in northwest baltimore. a man was shot around 2:00 this afternoon at the corner of liberty heights avenue and garrison heights boulevard. the victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. investigators are checking to see if cameras in the area will eprovide them with any clues. >>> a u.s. park officer is out of the hospital after being hurt in a crash on the baltimore washington parkpay. it lapped on the southbound lanes between route 197 and the powder mill exit. the officer was standing on the shoulder of the road after pulling a car over future a traffic stop, when a pickup truck struck his patrol car. the officer was somehow pulled under his cruiser and pushed about 40 feet. the two drivers were also hurt, but they are expected to recover. >>> five years after a deadly water taxi accident at the inner harbor, the coast gu
ABC
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
and john. >> announcer: from abc news headquarters this is "world >> announcer: from abc news headquarters this is "world news." captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening, i'm jim sciutto. so many times across the years, it was ted kennedy leading his family in a ritual of grief and farewell but t today, they cameo say good-bye to him, to celebrate his life as an era in american politics came to an end. senator kennedy's body has arrived in washington where he served in the senate since 1962, a total of 47 years. washington is getting one last chance to say good-bye before the senator's body is bhtug to a place he kugnewhe all too wel arlington national cemetery, where rachel martin is tonight. >> reporter: good evening, jim. i am here at arlington national cemetery, this is where the kennedy family motorcade will make its way in a few moments. as you mentioned, the motorcade has made a poignant stop, where senator kennedy has spent 47 years of his life. thousands of people have shown up to pay their respects to the senator and his family. we're told over a thousand peop
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 6:30pm EDT
camp for children learning to break through some big barriers. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening, it seems like every year now, at this stage of the summer, we'reeporting on fires in california. and each year, the words, the descriptions begin to sound the same. but the pictures really bring home the reality. there are 11 separate fires burning in california right now. 100-degree temperatures and fires in some areas where the brush has built up unburned for 40 years. onfire official said it is burning everywhere. the red on the map shows one fire that doubled in size overnight. brian rooney is near that fire in california. brian. >> reporter: charlie, we're right on top of that fire. this is a remote hill in the canyon that's burning out. there are roughly 2,600 firefighters on his, and the continuing problem is people who will not evacuate. this afternoon, five people called in from a remote canyon saying they were trapped by fire and they were told you're just going to have to ride it out on your own. >>> reporter: before dawn, the mountains of los angeles wer
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 5:30pm EDT
sterman, abc 2 news. >>> and now for a look at tonight's top stories. a corrections officer was shot to death in east baltimore. police say erica carr was found inside a car in the 1400 block of kenhill avenue early this morning. that's right next to fort worthing on the elementary school. carr was shot in the head and chest. police have no suspects, more a motive. carr was a correctional officer since 2004. she oversaw the city's central booking and intake center, the area where inmates are awaiting trial. >>> delegate jon cardin reimbursed baltimore city police $300 for his marriage proposal stunt that involved marine police and the city police helicopter. it happened back on august 7th at the inner harbor. during the 15-minute incident, police officers boarded a boat cardin and his fiancee were on with friends and pretended to search for contraband until cardin popped the question. a police spokesman says cardin's reimbursement was based on the hourly rate paid to the officers and the cost of helicopter fuel. >>> the motorcade carrying the body of senator edward kennedy has arrive
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, organizers are prepared to shut off their mics. in towson, delia goncalves, abc 2 news. >> we'll have a crew there tonight, and tonight's town hall meet willing also be moderated. senator cardin tells us despite the rumors, they are not screening questions beforehand. >>> on the heels of these town hall meetings, some more chaotic than others, president obama will go to new hampshire this week where he will host a town hall meeting of his own, hoping to wipe out any of the rumors. abc 2 news at 5:30. coming up, hear about the new website that hopes to clear up the president's plan. >>> nationwide vaccine testing for the h1n1 virus got underway today at the university of maryland medical center. researchers started with 67 adults. abc 2 news kelly swoope is there. she joins us with details. kel? >> reporter: marybeth, they had to actually turn people away. today they began vaccinating healthy adults, 18 to 64 years old. and the data they collect will be closely monitored and analyzed. >> it's a viral infection of the upper representstary track. >> reporter: the doctor arms volunteers w
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 5:30pm EDT
so, abc 2 news. >> and wednesday's town hall is at hagerstown community college. it's scheduled for 1:00 at the keppler theater. >>> and now for a look at tonight's top stories. abc 2 has obtained video of last month's shooting of 5-year- old raven wyatt. today the suspect in the case, 17-year-old lamont davis pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder. police say davis started shooting on south pulaski street in baltimore. the child was caught in the crossfire. tonight she remains in critical condition. davis' public defender says the video proves he was not the shooter. >>> police are looking for a man wanted in connection with stealing credit cards. the harford county sheriff's office says it happened between friday, july 3rd, and saturday july 4th in the 1300 block of cherokee lane in bel air. investigators say the credit cards were used at the royal pharmacy store on churchville road to buy gas. they were also used at home depot stores in bel air and white marsh. >>> a man is accused of breaking into his neighbor's home and selling the stolen property at a yard sale.
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Aug 17, 2009 5:30pm EDT
of mind, and they're stuck with a home that they simply can't use. roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> and again, rosy says the family is getting some help from their church. however, if you would like to help, you can contact st. joseph catholic church in eldersburg, 443-920-9191. >>> five teenagers in anne arundel county are facing armed robbery charges tonight. police say just after midnight, they were called to the town community in glen burnie. the victim told police three young men pointed a handgun at him and took his ipod, cell phone and wallet. the three men then ran to a waiting car. they got away, but not for long. police found the suspects speeding nearby. they were pulled over and arrested. >> don't know what the motive was at this time for the robbery. the investigation is ongoing. certainly concerning to our agency any time you have juveniles involved in violent crimes such as these. >> and we're told all of the teens will be charged as adults. >>> and now for a look at tonight's top story. baltimore mayor sheila dixon says she will not tolerate violence at the inner
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Aug 26, 2009 4:30am EDT
wednesday, august 26th. you're watching abc news, continuing coverage of the death you're watching abc news, continuing coverage of the death of ted kennedy. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning. and welcome to a special edition of "america this morning." it was shortly before midnight eastern time when senator ted kennedy lost his valiant battle with brain cancer. >> kennedy guyed at his seaside home in massachusetts, surrounded by his loved ones. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy, and to you, vinita, as well. extraordinarily heavy hearts for the kennedy family here at the kennedy compound, just downed the road behind me. we learned just after midnight this evening, senator ted kennedy succumb to the brain tumor. he spent much of the time these last several months here at the kennedy compound. he's been seen out sailing. though, the family told us in recent days, the bad days have outnumbered the good. there had been some word tha his condition had warsened in coming days. the family released a statement just a short time ago, saying edward kennedy, the husband, father, grandfat
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Aug 20, 2009 5:00pm EDT
teens will have their bail review tomorrow morning. live in the studio, abc 2 news. >>>the only man ever convicted in the bombing of pan am flight 103 is back home after serving just eight years of a life sentence. he was released because he has terminal cancer. 270 people were killed when the jetliner blew up in 1988 over scotland. 189 americans were among the dead. 8 from maryland. for those left behind there is still grief, and now anger. here's lindsay davis with abc. >>reporter: these are images, many, including the united states government, did notten watt to see. a hero's welcome for the man convicted in the plane bombing. it's being called a compassionate release, but the decision to let this man walk free is being condemned by many, including the united states government. >>we thought it was a mistake. we're now in contact with the lip indiana government. we want to make sure he's not welcomed back in some way but should be under house arrest. >>reporter: the only person ever convicted in the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103. 270 people died. it was something he didn't do.
ABC
Aug 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
abc, inc. >>> good evening. there is an ominous scene in southern california tonight. a huge plume of smoke billowing over the outskirts of los angeles. powerful evidence of the rapidly expanding wildfire that is now menacing more than 12,000 homes north of the city. the main fire line now stretches for 19 miles and ash has fallen on cars as far away as downtown l.a. one official there has said, quote the fire is growing in all directions. not what you want to hear, if you live nearby. abc's brian rooney is on the fire lines tonight. >> reporter: this was the burbank city skyline north of los angeles, and just miles from the fire, shrouded in smoke an ash. early in the day, it was too thick to fly aircraft over the fire, but on the northern end, high in the mountains, a giant dc-10 attacked flames as they topped the ridges, moving toward a rural town below. >> i'm concerned of the fire coming over the crest. it will be here probably by late afternoon or early evening, based on what we're seeing right now. >> reporter: in some parts of the foothills, fire has come right up to homes
ABC
Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
white men walked up to them and beat the man while yelling racial slurs. police tell abc 2 news that the man was either hit with a baseball bat or a stick. his wife was not hurt. fishermen at the park tell us it is normally safe, but they make it a point not to be there at night. >> i never even see police. all i see is the boats coming by, you know, and the police helicopter sometimes. that's it. >> police say the suspects also stole the victims committee car without knowing that it has a lojack car theft police. lojack led them right to an avenue in south baltimore where it led to the arrest of 28-year- old calvin lockner. police say just last year he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife for, quoting here, associating with african americans. in his police interview, he admitted he does not like african americans, and that's what led police to classify this as a hate crime. two other suspects remain at large. police have not identified them. the baltimore branch of the naacp is holding a news conference to talk about the attack. we'll have a full report tonight on abc 2 news
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 4:30am EDT
miles from land, and one good samaritan. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday. the nation's secon largest city of a place of fire, smoke and ash. >> a massive wildfire is burning out of control to the north of los angeles. it's called the station fire and overnight we learned that two firefighters were killed when their truck rolled down a hill. >> 71 square miles of land has been burned so far and mandatory evacuations are under way as 12,000 homes are now threatened. abc's john hendren has more. >> reporter: the skies darkened over los angeles as rural wildfires turned deadly raining ash down on the city. >> near mt. gleason in the angeles national forest two of our firefighters were in a vehicle and went over the side. both of them suffer ed fatality life-ending injuries. >> reporter: the fire consumed more than 71 square miles destroyed at least 18 structures and is threatening some 12,000 homes. fire officials say it is now endangering emergency communications facilities on nearby mt. wilson. the air quality around pasadena was so
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 5:30pm EDT
. roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> they are beyond cute, aren't they? the vets say the dogs will grow to be about 40 pounds, and the rescue group will only take adoption applications on their website. we have a link at abc2news.com. just go to our home page and click on links. >>> dog owners in rising sun have new rules to stick to tonight. the new ordinance requires that unattended dogs be chained up or fenced in when outside. the ordinance also details nuisance behaviors like excessive barking and damage to other people's property. fines start at $50, and it takes effect september 1. >>> now for a look at tonight's top story. the h1n1 virus has killed a 6th person here in maryland. officials say the patient was an adult with underlying medical problems, and lived in the washington, d.c. suburbs. state health experts expect more flu-related deaths, and they're urging everyone to take advantage of seasonal and swine flu vaccinations when they become available. >>> we are now just about two hours away from kickoff in the ravens' first game of the preseason. don't expect to see muc
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the going rate for redskins fans. jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> thank you, jeff. >>> a terrible discovery in baltimore turns into a homicide investigation. a local business owner has died after being found bound by zip ties inside his canton vending business. constantine dino frank died after being taken off life support on tuesday. he was found facedown and bound july 29th in the vestibule of precision vending in canton. police say he managed to get one hand free, but apparently suffered a stroke during his struggle. >> the investigation revealed that there was some money taken out of a private safe of his that was located in an office. right now we have no suspects, no people of interest. but we are getting good intelligence from the family and from employees. >> frank's death is being jointly investigated by the homicide unit, and citywide robbery. he also owns pool halls and shopping centers in baltimore county. an autopsy is being performed. >>> a former band director at howard county high school has been sentenced for molesting a female student. robert johnston taught at m
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, you're being asked to contact the county's crimes against children unit. joce sterman, abc 2 news. >>> the final route of that controversial red line has been drawn and is now on its way to the feds. the 14-mile stretch of track will run from woodlawn on the west to johns hopkins and bayview on the east. but as brian kuebler joins us live to explain, not everyone sees this as progress. [ train whistle ] >> reporter: the red line fills a void governor martin o'malley says has been missing from baltimore for decades. >> we know that if we don't invest in mass transit, all of our roads are going to be too congested, and it's going to really harm our quality of life. >> reporter: from security square mall and the social security administration in woodlawn, under cooks lane, back up through the rest, back under downtown and back up again in canton and riding the street level rails to johns hopkins bayview. the red line will connect to marc stations, the existing light rail, and the metro to form what the governor calls a comprehensive mass transit map for charm city. on the west end, r
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 11:00pm EDT
>>> next on abc 2 news works for you: >> how not to pop the question. a local delegate is engaged, but his marriage proposal has opened up a police investigation. >>> i've been sleeping on my balcony. >> and some city seniors are heated. they haven't had air conditioning in days. what is the city doing to help? >> now abc 2 news, the latest at 11. >> first tonight, city police consider tightening security after a weekend shooting inside the light street pavilion. good evening. i'm marybeth marsden. the harbor generates millions of tourist dollars every year, money that is threatened by what police are calling gang violence. christian schaffer is live at the inner harbor tonight where so far it doesn't look like the shooting is keeping many people away. chris? >> reporter: busy night at the inner harbor. it's the middle of the summer travel season. the orioles had a home game tonight. but city officials say they simply can't afford many more incidents like the one that happened at the light street pavilion on saturday night. police believe the two victims were gang members, but the
ABC
Aug 25, 2009 5:00pm EDT
tomorrow. in annapolis, roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> in an effort to raise revenues, starting september 1st, the state will have a tax amnesty, allowing people who haven't already to pay up without heavy penalties and fines. it will run through the end of october. the last time the state did this, they were able to collect more than $40 million. >>> a robbery suspect is dead, shot by an anne arundel county police officer in the parking lot of a brooklyn park store. it happened last night at murph's lickers on richie highway. brian kuebler is here with more on the shooting and why the investigation continues tonight. >> reporter: well, marybeth, police say 47-year-old brian doukas was implicated in four robberies throughout anne arundel county. when officers confronted doukas in a liquor store parking lot, police say the suspect tried to run over an officer twice. the officer fired and struck doukas, killing him. doukas was implicated in four county robberies, most recently the tnc bank in crofton. it was a surveillance video that led police to doukas, but said they had to use
ABC
Aug 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news captiod byhe t national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> heyman in myanmar will be on his way home thanks to senator jim webb. we are live at his office. what can you tell us? >> we know that the senator had this scheduled trip and arrived on friday in myanmar hoping to talk to leaders. on a five-nation tour, jim webb got just what he wanted. he had unprecedented talks with leaders and he won the release of an american. on tuesday, johnheyett sentenced toea rs of hard labor for helping a democracy leader violate the terms of her house arrest. in a statement, the senator said, "i'm grateful to the government for honoring these requests and it is my hope that we can take advantage of these gestures as a way to begin laying a foundation of good will and confidence building in the future." >> it is a good thing. it will help raise awareness of the situation. it is getting the u.s. involved. >> webb is the first member of congress in more than a decade to visit the country. some people hope this release will let the u.s. focus more on the c
ABC
Aug 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. for people in florida, and all along the atlantic and gulf coasts, this has been a quiet hurricane season. since june, nothing. but now, all of a sudden, there are three storms out there, and they are allaining strength. tropical storms ana and bill have formed in the atlantic, and opical storm claudette is poised to hit the panhandle of florida tonight. abc's jeffrey kofman is there. >> reporter: what a different a day or two can make. on friday, this hurricane season with a nonstarter. suddenly, this weekend, three tropical storms formed, one of them poppedp overnight in the gulf of mexico and now making landfall here on the florida panhandle. >> i think in the end, this is a warning shot. the gulf is more prime than usual for intensification this year. >> reporter: the sleepy hurricane season is over. the scramble to stock up has begun. >> kind of used to it. you can just prepare yourself for the worst. >> reporter: behin claudette, two storms are churning in the atlantic. ana is weak and may not survive, and bill looks to stay at sea
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the cry to surf's up to a place you would never expect to hear it. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. you get your car's engine tuned and you feel a new burst of energy. the government creates a cash for clunkers program and the whole auto industry feels a new burst of energy. the nation's automakers reported a burst of sales thanks in large part to the clunkers' trade-in program. ford sales up from a year ago, gm and chrysler saw increased sales as well compared to a year ago although they were still down. still overall good news for an industry who hasn't had much. david muir is at a ford dealer in new york. david. >>> charlie good evening. ford says sales are up, and having a hard time keeping cars on the lot. when is the last time we heard that? the cash for provide a miniboost. it turned out it was a boon for ford. for the first time in two years, sales were up year to year. 158,000 new cars and trucks rolled off car lots last month. in detroit, where the industry's pain has been felt the deepest, this couldn't have come at a better time. >> it's been really cr
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 5:00pm EDT
kiara. >> and for the 6-year-old daughter she has left behind. in randlestown, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> kiera mckay graduated from randlestown high school in 2002 and had recently enrolled in classes to pursue a career in the medical field. >>> no criminal charges will be filed in the death of two teens struck by a light rail last month. conner peterson and kyle wankmiller were walking on the tracks when they were struck and killed by a train near the lutherville station. the incident was an accident. mike hill says the operator and other witnesses were interviewed. >> the detectives talked to the operator, talked to several witnesses, looked at the evidence that you all know of, the videotape from within and outside of this light rail train. and in that, you know, this driver said he didn't see them. >> hill does say the witness captured on tape that they wanted to talk to never came forward. >>> tonight police are looking for a driver who hit a baltimore city police officer and a woman. it happened just before midnight in southeast baltimore near east monument. we're told the offi
ABC
Aug 9, 2009 6:30pm EDT
>>> now, abc 2 news at 6:30. >>> welcome to summer in maryland. the heat is on high, so is the humidity. they have been reaching dangerous levels today. good evening, i'm cristian safe schaefer, it's been a long time since we have had a hoot like this and we're going to get plenty more, baltimore city has declared a code red heat alert that runs now through thursday, cheryl connor has more, live from federal hill in baltimore. >> good afternoon, it's that mix of heat and humidity that makes you want another shower even after a few minutes of stepping outside. but as you can see plenty of people are getting out and enjoying the park on this sunday afternoon. we have been out here for a few hours with them on federal hill. dog owners are making sure their pets stay hydrated because today, tomorrow and tuesday, baltimore city is opening cooling centers where people can get out of the oppressive heat. today's temperature was in the low 90s but it felt like 100. tomorrow will feel even hot terp. it is the longest stretch of heat we have seen this summer and here is how people are co
ABC
Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
hill. to his final rests place alongside brothers bobby and john. >> announcer: from abc news headquarters this is "world news." >>> good evening, i'm jim sciutto. so many times across the years, it was ted kennedy leading his family in a ritual of grief and farewell but today, they came to say good-bye to him, to celebrate his life as an era in american politics cable to an end. the senator is scheduled to be buried in a short time at arlington national cemetery close to the bodies of his brothers john and bobby. but it began in boston at a church filled with friends, three generations of friends and politicians, including politicians past and present. they celebrated kennedy as a tireless legislator. and as a father who never forgot a birthday who once gave his disabled son a simple and powerful gift of riding a sled. we begin in boston with abc's john berman. >> reporter: under a driving rain, under a cloud of sadness, the flag-draped casket carrying senator ted kennedy arrived at the basilica of our lady of perpetual help. at the kennedy family, the family he helped for ye
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 4:30am EDT
dealers have done record business, so why are they so worried? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us.e attel iornterni reality tv contestant turned murder fugitive is over. the body of ryan jenkins was discovered late sunday an apparent suicide. >> he was wanted for the gruesome murder of his ex-wife in california but was found in an out of the way hotel in hope, british columbia where brian rooney picks up the story. >> reporter: the body was found here in aroom at the thunderbird motel in rural british columbia, 75 miles from vancouver. the manager said a young woman checked in for three nights thursday night at 6:30. that there was a man in a silver p.t. cruiser outside but that he never came n he said the woman gave a name and a license plate for the car and that she appeared to have left after about 20 minutes lving the man without a car for three days. he said the youngan did not check out sunday morning and about a half an hour after checkout time at about 11:00, 11:30 the manager went into the room. saw a laptop computer on the b
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